A bipartisan agreement reached by U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades.
A Venezuelan woman gestures as she donates a pack of diapers during the "Rescue Venezuela" campaign lead by Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuela's jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, May 19.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.
More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.
A B-52 bomber was left a fiery wreck after crashing at a U.S. airbase on the Pacific island of Guam Thursday but all seven crew escaped unharmed, officials said.
Mexican police rescued hundreds of men, women and children from a drug rehabilitation shelter where they were found suffering from beatings, cigarette burns and rape, officials said on Wednesday.
U.S. lawmakers have approved a defense spending bill that includes reparations for Guam residents killed, raped, beaten or forced to work by Japanese occupiers during World War II.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized "unreservedly" for making physical contact with a female opposition member of Parliament who said Trudeau elbowed her in the chest as he waded through a group of opposition lawmakers.
Luis H. Alvarez, a former presidential candidate and longtime prominent figure in the conservative National Action Party who spent decades pushing for democratic reform in Mexico, died Wednesday. He was 96.
Presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump has used the word "rape" in discussing past allegations of sexual misconduct involving former U.S. President Bill Clinton, further escalating his rhetoric on the subject.